Job Requisition Number: 26679. The Departments of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) and Integrative Biology (IB) together are among the largest academic departments at UC Berkeley. By several measures (including number of faculty and students, budget, and assigned square feet), these departments are larger than many UCB colleges and schools. The two departments represent over 100 faculty FTE (including Adjuncts, Professors of the Graduate School, active emeriti and 11 HHMI professors); 55 Researchers and Specialists; 150 post-doctoral researchers; 270 graduate students; 100 department staff members; and total state and extramural payroll of approximately 1000 (including Graduate Student Instructors, Graduate Student Researchers and research staff).
Under general supervision, the Laboratory Assistant provides glassware washing services, autoclaving of designated lab supplies/waste, and media preparation as plates and liquid to the research laboratories in MCB.
GLASSWARE WASHING & AUTOCLAVE USE: •Under the general direction of the LA III, independently go to any one of 20 labs on campus to wash glass- and plastic-ware by hand or by machine. •Prepare glassware for sterilization and sterilize using autoclave. •Autoclave pre-racked pipettes. •Restock shelves, drawers and cupboards with clean, dry glassware. •Keep sterile glassware and equipment separated from non-sterile stocks. •Maintain order and cleanliness of glassware washing areas. •Wipe down laboratory benches and tables; help maintain general laboratory cleanliness.
MISCELLANEOUS: •Preparing liquid media and pouring plates. •Properly disposing of BSL 1 and BSL 2 waste. •Perform other miscellaneous tasks under the direct supervision of those responsible for the various laboratories, and as directed by the supervisor.•Previous experience washing and handling laboratory glassware •Previous experience using laboratory dishwashing and sterilization equipment •Ability to follow oral and written instructions •Ability to communicate any problems to lab personnel and find solutions •Ability to move 30-lb containers •Experience using laboratory chemicals •Ability to prepare liquid media and pour plates •Knowledge of laboratory safety techniques and procedures, as well as chemical and biological waste disposal guidelines •Ability to adhere to EH&S Safety Policies and Procedures •Ability to develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with students, faculty and staff, including individuals from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds •Demonstrated customer service orientation and excellent customer service skills
Education/Training: •Academic preparation or at least one year of equivalent experience working in a laboratory setting. This is a half-time (50% FTE) career position eligible for full UC Benefits.
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